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Demi Lovato Punched

11/4/2010 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Demi Lovato's decision to seek treatment came after she punched a dancer who appeared on "America's Best Dance Crew" ... TMZ has learned.

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Sources tell TMZ ... Alex Welch was on the receiving end of Demi's blow.  Welch is a backup dancer on the Jonas Brothers Live in Concert Tour.  She was also a member of Beat Freaks, which got the runner-up title on season 3 of "America's Best Dance Crew."

We're told Welch -- who had a pretty nasty shiner from the incident -- has been talking to lawyers and is considering legal action.

Sources close to Demi say she feels "awful" about her behavior and took personal responsibility for it by leaving the tour and seeking help.



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46.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

forget the "I was bullied" excuse,its all because her mom never brought her that life size barbie doll when she was 10......
at least be original you lame excuse for a human

1451 days ago
47.

Uh oh i am screwed    

Of course she is going to sue...

If this girl was smart she would take the high road and not sue. She better get a lot, as Suing will probably ruin what is left of her career as no one will want the liability of her suing if something happens.

1451 days ago
48.

JoeChief    

"Knowing TMZ, they will find out the truth."

Yeah cause TMZ is ALL about the truth right? A lot of this is spotty at best. We don't even know what really happened or how it went down. All we hear are little snippets and heresay. Some of these sources could be at best people looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

Frankly Uh Oh i am screwed is right. I mean if she sues, then it's gonna make HER look bad and in the long run no one is going to want to work with her for that liability. And again a black eye?...if she does sue, she won't get much.

1451 days ago
49.

Liz    

Papa Jonas did NOT kick her off the tour, as someone here barfed. Know what you're talking about before you talk, please.

1451 days ago
50.

Paigeee.    

leave demi the **** ALONE.
were you there? no. so shut the **** up, and stop hiding behind your computer screens saying awful stuff to a young girl with a serious illness.
"before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean" - you're not ****ing perfect. you make mistakes. demi made one. she doesnt deserve to have all these haters waiting on her every move.
i'm tired of explaining this.
joe used her, she was heartbroken. if you've ever been heartbroken, you should be ashamed to hate on her for this.
she really doesnt give a **** what you pathetic, low lives think of her. why would she? she's rich, famous, beautiful, amazing and has the best fans ever!
GTFO.

1451 days ago
51.

JoeChief    

"She better get a lot, as Suing will probably ruin what is left of her career"

She won't. For a black eye? She won't get much. Barely anything at that. And you're right. Suing would be ill advised.

1451 days ago
52.

AC    

I thought she said she was bullied. lol.

1451 days ago
53.

tgrfan42069    

now that we hear this..it seems that she did the ill go to rehab to look good routine just like lindsay did.

1451 days ago
54.

Eeyore    

Papa Jonas did NOT kick her off the tour, as someone here barfed. Know what you're talking about before you talk, please.

ah, yeah jona$$ did tell her to leave and when i find the links to the hundreds of stories, wait better yet since you're such a smart A$$ do it yourself - pretty simple task, i know you can do it...

1451 days ago
55.

Elle...    

Im sorry I think this is Stupid. she hit this girl and it was wrong no doubt about.I can see maybe why she did so.. She seems like maybe she has some built up anger and she was Ticking time bomb, she went off and thats it. what she did was wrong no boubt but why not apologize for it and be a big girl ABOUT IT. she needed to get help for the cutting no doubt but I cant but help but feel at the same time this is to keep carges from begging pressed. I really think she should just come out and be he like this is what it is I lost my temper and I hit her I am very sorry but im human and stuff happens.. I dont think Demi just straight punched her for no reason. so Plz.. Demi is getting a big head and the other girl was probley poping off at the mouth. they should both apologize and Demi get help for the cutting and help to deal with ur anger. this rehab thing is getting old. Lohan messed it up for everyone..lol

1451 days ago
56.

JoeChief    

"now that we hear this..it seems that she did the ill go to rehab to look good routine just like lindsay did."

WHat are you talking about? This is nothing new. When this was reported, it initially was told that it was a phyical altercation that made her do this. The only thing different is that we have a face to put on the "Victim" here. But nothing's changed.

Also in terms of bullying. You guys should know that bullied people sometimes becomes bullies them selves due to what they suffered. That's another draw back from being a victim of bullying. YOu become one.

1451 days ago
57.

JoeChief    

"I really think she should just come out and be he like this is what it is I lost my temper and I hit her I am very sorry but im human and stuff happens.."

I'm sure she will make a public apology. She probably already made one to the dancer in private and apologized to her if she felt awful about her behavior.

Also even if she did go to rehab to avoid a lawsuit. She's still getting that help she needs. Again nothing has changed.

1451 days ago
58.

Zack    

I think this girl is after money and her 15 minutes of fame! So she needs to grow up!

At least demi made the right step by entering into a treatment center!
Love you Demiii!!

1451 days ago
59.

LOLA    

Wow how predictable.... Please those people were calling their meal ticket "DEMI DRAMA"!!! What a bunch of hypocrites, Lets see what's going to be her reason on seeking legal action... Demi is taking care off her problems and being the better person!

1451 days ago
60.

samanths    

everyone gets into a fight, at least once in their life, but what started it?

1451 days ago
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